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A perfect marriage of novel but incisive writing, acting, and direction, Big is the story of a 12-year-old boy who wishes he were older, and wakes up one morning as a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks). The script by Gary Ross (Dave) and Anne Spielberg finds some unexpected ways of attacking obvious issues of sex, work, and childhood friendships, and in all of these things the accent is on classy humor and great sensitivity. Hanks is remarkable in the lead, at times hilarious (reacting to caviar just as a 12-year-old would) and at others deeply tender. Penny Marshall became a first-rate filmmaker with this 1988 work. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned

Cast

Tom HanksJosh
Elizabeth PerkinsSusan
Robert LoggiaMacMillan
John HeardPaul
Jared RushtonBilly
David MoscowYoung Josh
Jon LovitzScotty Brennen
Mercedes RuehlMrs. Baskin
Josh ClarkMr. Baskin

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Penny Marshall
  • Producer: Fox
  • Length: 104 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 3, 1988
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaMay 5, 2009
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 5, 1999
    EuropeOct 13, 2003
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